Steve Beattie's Publications

"PointGuard: Protecting Pointers From Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities".  Crispin Cowan, Steve Beattie, John Johansen and Perry Wagle.  Published in the Proceedings of the 12th USENIX Security Symposium, Washington DC, August 4-8, 2003.  PDF

"Defcon Capture the Flag: Defending Vulnerable Code from Intense Attack".  Crispin Cowan, Seth Arnold, Steve Beattie, Chris Wright, and John Viega.  Presented at the DARPA DISCEX III Conference, Washington DC, April 22-24 2003.  PDF

"Timing the Application of Security Patches for Optimal Uptime".  Steve Beattie, Seth Arnold, Crispin Cowan, Perry Wagle, Chris Wright, and Adam Shostack.  Published in the Proceedings of the USENIX 16th Systems Administration Conference (LISA 2002), November 2002, Philadelphia, PA.  Postscript  PDF

"RaceGuard:  Kernel Protection From Temporary File Race Vulnerabilities".  Crispin Cowan, Steve Beattie, Chris Wright, and Greg Kroah-Hartman.  Published in the Proceedings of the 10th USENIX Security Symposium, August 2001, Washington, DC.  PDF.

"FormatGuard:  Automatic Protection From printf Format String Vulnerabilities".  Crispin Cowan, Matt Barringer, Steve Beattie, Greg Kroah-Hartman, Mike Frantzen, and Jamie Lokier.  Published in the Proceedings of the 10th USENIX Security Symposium, August 2001, Washington, DC.  PDF.

"SubDomain:  Parsimonious Server Security".  Crispin Cowan, Steve Beattie, Greg Kroah-Hartman, Calton Pu, Perry Wagle, and Virgil Gligor.  Presented at the USENIX 14th Systems Administration Conference (LISA 2000), New Orleans, LA, December 2000.  Postscript  PDF.

"Buffer Overflows:  Attacks and Defenses for the Vulnerability of the Decade". Crispin Cowan, Perry Wagle, Calton Pu, Steve Beattie, and Jonathan Walpole. DARPA Information Survivability Conference and Expo (DISCEX), Hilton Head Island SC, January 2000. Also presented as an invited talk at SANS 2000, Orlando FL, March 2000.  PDF.

"Protecting Systems from Stack Smashing Attacks with StackGuard".  Crispin Cowan, Steve Beattie, Ryan Finnin Day, Calton Pu, Perry Wagle, and Erik Walthinsen.  Presented at the Linux Expo, Raleigh, NC, May 18-22, 1999.  Postscript   PDF.

"StackGuard: Automatic Adaptive Detection and Prevention of Buffer-Overflow Attacks".  Crispin Cowan, Calton Pu, Dave Maier, Heather Hinton, Peat Bakke, Steve Beattie, Aaron Grier, Perry Wagle, and Qian Zhang.  Published in the proceedings of the 7th USENIX Security Conference, January 1998, San Antonio, TX.   Postscript   PDF.

Other Immunix/WireX Publications

"Linux Security Modules: General Security Support for the Linux Kernel".   Chris Wright, Crispin Cowan, James Morris, Stephen Smalley, and Greg Kroah-Hartman.  Published in the proceedings of the 11th USENIX Security Symposium, August 2002, San Francisco, CA.  Postscript   PDF.